Everyday when patients come in for treatment we get asked questions, below you will find some of the common ones.
Many of these problems are preventable through proper foot care and regular visits with Country Foot Care. We can provide you with the correct form of foot care, proper footwear and the early recognition of foot conditions.
Are bunions inherited?
Heredity is the predominant causative factor for bunions. Genetic predisposition, however is just one of many factors that influence the formation of a painful bunion. Environmental factors such as tight shoes or high heels also affect bunions and other pedal deformities.
Does my shoe cause hammertoes and bunions?
No, hammertoes and bunions are caused by pathomechanics, although shoe gear can aggravate the symptoms that can cause these problems.
Is foot surgery painful?
Foot pain following a surgical procedure is subjective, and varies with each individual patient. The severity of the procedure performed my also affect the level of discomfort a patient experiences.
Because sedation is available at each facility where our bone surgeries are performed, the actual surgical procedure is pain free. The doctors of Country Foot Care are experts at pain management, often producing a post-operative course that is far less painful than most patients anticipate.
Our pediatrician says that our child will grow out of in-toeing – Is that true?
Although a child can grow out of some retained abnormal intrauterine positions, if the deformity is severe enough they might not grow out of it fully. Only early diagnosis and treatment would help them.
Can you do anything about foot odor?
Yes, foot odor is caused when bacteria breaks down the components that make up sweat. Stopping the sweat with topical medications has a dramatic and often quick result.